Mr. Salami Olalekan receives an award


We are thrilled to announce that our efforts in otter conservation have been recognized on a global scale! Recently, we were honored to receive the prestigious IOSF “Otter Oscar Award” in the Community Achievement category. This recognition is not just a testament to our dedication but also a celebration of the collective impact we’ve made in safeguarding these iconic species.

For years, our team has been dedicated to conducting vital research on otters in the coastal communities of Ondo State, Nigeria. Through our unwavering commitment, we’ve reached over 20 coastal communities in Ilaje, Irele, Okitipupa, and Ese-Odo, spreading awareness and fostering positive change.

One of our proudest achievements is the establishment of the Team Otters’ Club, with over 300 students actively participating in our conservation efforts. Through educational programs and initiatives, we’ve not only raised awareness but also cultivated a deep sense of responsibility towards the conservation of otters and their habitats.

The impact of our initiatives goes beyond just numbers. We’ve witnessed a transformation in attitudes, with farmers embracing otter conservation practices and adopting alternative livelihoods that promote sustainability. From ecotourism development to eco-friendly farming practices, our efforts have paved the way for a brighter future for otters and their ecosystems.

None of this would have been possible without the support of our incredible team and partners. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to My Late Dad W. Salami, Associate Prof. Sunday Oladeji, Abiodun Adedewe, Joshua Awodiya, Lucy Keith Diagne, Bridgette Adams San Marco, Dr. Abiola Oshodi, the African Otter Network, IUCN SSC Otter Specialist Group, Otter Education Advisory Group, IUCN Species Survival Commission, Netlink Environmental Conservation Organisation, Environmental Conservation Club, and all our volunteers and well-wishers.

As we celebrate this milestone, we recommit ourselves to the cause of otter conservation and environmental stewardship. Together, we can ensure a thriving future for otters and the delicate ecosystems they inhabit.–meV?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_android